Helicopters come in handy sometimes. . Wish these fellers were around when i lost my kite. Risky and generous thing to do, lucky kid.
Last edited by Fred; 09-19-2014 at 02:19 PM.
That was crazy dangerous to do, but really cool!
Journey before destination.
Redneck helo pilots to the rescue!!
Any of you notice how the R22's Instructor Pilot was covering the dual control cyclic during student's takeoff? Pretty cool dual control set-up on the Robertson, clever engineering.
Here is a pic of me and a Jet Ranger at Priest Lake,ID. Pilot became my buddy after I jury rigged bent bird after forced landing in Alvrod Dessert. We came back north through eastern oregon in ground effect most of the way, nape of the earth, just feet off the deck at 105 knots.Very close to the ground the helicopter gets more lift and thus rotor disk and bird can be tipped more forward for greater thrust and speed than at altitude. Awesome. You know you are down in the weeds when you have to lift nose to clear cows and the occasional barbed wire fence.
Last edited by Fred; 09-23-2014 at 11:50 AM.
Only thing cooler would be a R22 with a T.W. mounted on the skid! Think of the places you could get to ride just as long as you have a L.Z.
Awesome plan there Xracer. And if you got the four seater R44 you could come pick up me and my bike too.